Alex Roberts
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Alex B. Roberts

Partner

Armed with a Midwest work ethic and fueled by a competitive drive, Alex represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, business disputes, employment, trade secrets, products liability, personal injury, fiduciary litigation, and professional liability matters. 

Alex has deep experience in the energy, legal, financial, and real estate sectors, among many others.  He also maintains a strong commitment to pro bono legal work and is actively involved in community service activities across Houston, values he forged while serving as an Americorps volunteer in Houston’s Third Ward.  Alex has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, a Rising Star, and was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s nationwide Under 40 Hot List.

Represented Cameron International Corporation (blowout preventer manufacturer) in the Gulf oil spill Multidistrict Litigation. After six weeks of trial, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana found that Cameron was not liable to any claimant and entered an order completely dismissing Cameron from the litigation.

Defended Texas­based AM Law 100 firm in case involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy. Alex, along with partner Michael Richardson, obtained dismissal of claims against law firm under new Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 91a. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal.

First­-chair jury trial in a federal inmate abuse civil rights lawsuit. Secured favorable plaintiff's verdict for pro bono client following three­day trial.

Obtained take­nothing judgment in favor of firm client, Meritage Homes, in first­chair bench trial in Harris County.

Represented top 10 Fortune 500 company in trademark infringement lawsuit in Texas federal court. 

Represented top 10 Fortune 500 company in employment lawsuit. A former company executive brought suit seeking damages for stock incentive awards.

Represented boutique law firm in a legal malpractice action in Texas federal court arising out of a copyright infringement action.

Represented major international law firm in a legal malpractice action in Louisiana federal court arising out of a transaction for a Central American electrical power plant.

Represented boutique Florida law firm in legal malpractice action in Harris County brought by former client.

Pursued claims against Next Financial, Inc. for claims of wrongful employment termination. Case settled on confidential favorable terms for client.

Represented defendants in housing discrimination lawsuit in Houston federal court over the sale of a multi­million dollar home.

Representative Experience

Represented Cameron International Corporation (blowout preventer manufacturer) in the Gulf oil spill Multidistrict Litigation. After six weeks of trial, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana found that Cameron was not liable to any claimant and entered an order completely dismissing Cameron from the litigation.

Defended Texas­based AM Law 100 firm in case involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy. Alex, along with partner Michael Richardson, obtained dismissal of claims against law firm under new Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 91a. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal.

First­-chair jury trial in a federal inmate abuse civil rights lawsuit. Secured favorable plaintiff's verdict for pro bono client following three­day trial.

Obtained take­nothing judgment in favor of firm client, Meritage Homes, in first­chair bench trial in Harris County.

Represented top 10 Fortune 500 company in trademark infringement lawsuit in Texas federal court. 

Represented top 10 Fortune 500 company in employment lawsuit. A former company executive brought suit seeking damages for stock incentive awards.

Represented boutique law firm in a legal malpractice action in Texas federal court arising out of a copyright infringement action.

Represented major international law firm in a legal malpractice action in Louisiana federal court arising out of a transaction for a Central American electrical power plant.

Represented boutique Florida law firm in legal malpractice action in Harris County brought by former client.

Pursued claims against Next Financial, Inc. for claims of wrongful employment termination. Case settled on confidential favorable terms for client.

Represented defendants in housing discrimination lawsuit in Houston federal court over the sale of a multi­million dollar home.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Director, University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association Board of Directors


Secretary, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, 2017-2018

Board of Trustees, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

Board of Directors, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2013­-2015

   - Co­-chair, Member Services Committee,     2014­-2015

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Assistant Editor and Member Ex Officio, The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report

Member, Young Lawyers Committee, National Center for State Courts

Member, State Bar Litigation Section

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Director, Houston Law Review Board of Directors

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star, 2016-2018 and as a Top Litigator Under 40, 2018


Selected to Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers - General Litigation, 2016-2017

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in General Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers - ­ Texas, 2012-­2016

Recognized on the “Under 40 Hot List,” Benchmark Litigation, 2016

Recipient of the 2015 University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association Rising Star Award

Recipient of the 2013­-2014 Texas Young Lawyers Association Outstanding First Year Director Award

Distinguished Service Award, University of Houston Law Center, 2006

Related News
Publications and Presentations

Anti-SLAPP and Rule 91a Motions Update: Ending The Lawsuit Before it Begins, 33rd Annual Litigation Update, State Bar of Texas (January 2017)


Co-Author, Texas Supreme Court Adopts Judicial Error Rule in Legal Mal Cases, The Texas Lawbook, July 2016


Presenter, “Updates in Legal Malpractice:  What’s New and What’s Next,” TADC Summer Meeting, July 2016


Course Director, Success Strategies and Key Lessons for Young Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE, 2014


Presenter, Understanding the Grievance Process and Tips on How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim, AABA Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2014


Presenter, "Grievance 101", HBA/CLE All Day Ethics, November 2014


Panelist, Launching Your Legal Career - Tips for SuccessJustice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Texas Center for Legal Ethics CLE, December 2013, Houston, Texas


Strange Bedfellows: How the U.S. Congress and the Texas Supreme Court Have Changed Removal to Federal Courts in Texas, and Other Pitfalls to Avoid Remand
, TADC 2012 Summer Seminar


Note, Reservations on Tribal Sovereignty: How United States v. Lara Will Affect Indians, Tribes, and the Fight to Regain Independence, 43 Hous. L. Rev. 527 (2006)

Education

J.D., The University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude, 2006
- Order of the Coif 
- Order of the Barons
- Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review

B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, The University of Houston, 2002

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas